LACBA’s Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee Releases Its 2022 Ratings to The Public

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LOS ANGELES, CA—The Los Angeles County Bar Association’s (LACBA) Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee (JEEC) just released its 2022 “Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee Final Report.” The Report rates Los Angeles Superior Court (LASC) judicial candidates based on professional ability, experience, competence, integrity, and temperament. The full report is available at lacba.org/2022-jeec.

This year, the JEEC rated 35 candidates, including three sitting judges, for nine LASC contested offices.

Forty-four LACBA members make up JEEC, representing by race, gender, and ethnicity a cross section of public and private attorneys, including members of solo, small, medium, and large law firms, from prosecutors and plaintiffs’ attorneys to criminal defense practitioners. Committee members review each candidate’s background, conduct a thorough analysis of their qualifications, and interview candidates to assign a rating of: “Exceptionally Well Qualified,” “Well Qualified,” “Qualified,” and “Not Qualified.”

Below are the JEEC 2022 Results:

SUPERIOR COURT OFFICE NO. 3

Frank Amador…………………………..Not Qualified

Hon. Sherilyn Peace Garnett……Exceptionally Well Qualified

Tim Reuben…………………………..…Well Qualified

SUPERIOR COURT OFFICE NO. 60

Abby Baron..………………..………….Well Qualified

Sharon Ransom………………………..Well Qualified

Anna Slotky Reitano…………………Qualified

Mark Rosenfeld………….…………….Not Qualified

Troy Slaten………………………………….Qualified

Craig Sturm………………………………..Not Qualified

SUPERIOR COURT OFFICE NO. 67

Fernanda Maria Barreto………….…Well Qualified

Ryan Dibble………………………………….Well Qualified

Elizabeth Lashley-Haynes…..…….Qualified

SUPERIOR COURT OFFICE NO. 70

Renee Yolande Chang….…………..Well Qualified

Randy Fudge………………………..….Not Qualified

Holly L. Hancock………………………Qualified

Eric Alfonso Torices…….……….….Not Qualified

Matthew Vodnoy………….…………Qualified

SUPERIOR COURT OFFICE NO. 90

Leslie Gutierrez……….……………Qualified

Naser (Nas) Khoury……………..Not Qualified

Melissa Lyons………………………Well Qualified

Kevin Thomas McGurk…………Well Qualified

SUPERIOR COURT OFFICE NO. 116

Hon. David B. Gelfound…………Exceptionally Well Qualified

Lloyd E. Handler………………………Qualified

 

SUPERIOR COURT OFFICE NO. 118

Melissa Hammond…………………..Well Qualified

Georgia Huerta……….……………….Well Qualified

Keith Koyano……….…………..………Well Qualified

Klint McKay……….….…………………Well Qualified

Carolyn “Jiyoung” Park……………Not Qualified

Shan Thever……………………..…..….Not Qualified

SUPERIOR COURT OFFICE NO. 151

Thomas D. Allison………………..…Qualified

Karen A. Brako………………………..Qualified

Patrick Hare………………………..…..Well Qualified

Richard Quiñones…….………………Qualified

SUPERIOR COURT OFFICE NO. 156

Hon. Carol Elswick………………….Qualified

Albert Robles………………………….Not Qualified

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